Business Administration

MBA admission decisions are competitive, and based on consideration of all criteria. All candidates will be accepted for admission who—in the judgment of Saint Leo University—clearly show the potential for success in graduate work. Each MBA applicant is evaluated individually. The candidate's motivation, maturity, work experience and leadership qualities are carefully considered, along with academic records and test scores.

The following admission process is for Saint Leo's Master of Business Administration without any specialized concentrations. This graduate degree is available online, at University Campus and at select Education Centers in Florida, Georgia and Virginia.

If you are interested in Saint Leo's online MBA programs, click here. Online MBA concentrations include Accounting, Cybersecurity, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Sport Business.


Master of Business Administration applicants must meet the following requirements.

  1. Minimum two years of professional work experience.
  2. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in last 60 hours of coursework. If the applicant has less than 3.0 GPA, a minimum GMAT score of 500 can be used to meet this criteria. Official GMAT test results should be mailed directly to the Director of Graduate Admission. Test scores more than five years old are not accepted. You can register for the GMAT at

Admission Process

Admission to the MBA program is a simple, straightforward process. Applicants should submit the following materials 60 days before the beginning of the term in which they wish to enroll.

  1. Application
    Fill out the online application or download, complete and return the application for graduate admission.
  2. Application Fee
    Submit a one-time, non-refundable $80 application fee.
  3. Official Transcripts
    Send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you've previously attended to the Office of Graduate Admission. A United States equivalency evaluation must accompany transcripts from foreign institutions, which must be certified by an approved evaluation service. Graduates or former students of Saint Leo University do not need to submit transcripts if they have been previously been submitted and are on file. Download Transcript Request Form.
  4. Professional Recommendation
    Arrange for two professional recommendations from work associates (current and former supervisors). Recommendations must be completed on forms provided by Saint Leo. Download Professional Recommendation Form.
  5. Statement of Professional Goals
    Please complete an essay of approximately 500 words outlining your professional goals. You may upload your goals statement into your application once your application is submitted.
  6. Resume
    Please submit a copy of your current resume. You may upload your resume into your application once your application is submitted.
  7. If GPA is Below 3.0 ONLY: Official Test Scores
    If your last 60 credit hours GPA from the last degree you have completed is below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum GMAT score of 500 can be used to meet this criteria. Official GMAT test results should be mailed directly to the Director of Graduate Admission. Test scores more than five years old are not accepted. You can register for the GMAT at
  8. Financial Aid & Payment Options
    Determine how you plan to pay for the program. If using Financial Aid, complete the FAFSA online. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

After the application has been processed, the Director of Graduate Admission may contact the applicant for a personal interview. Contingent admission as non-degree-seeking students may be granted only for up to six credit hours of graduate work. Applications will remain active for two years after receipt.

Applicants who do not meet the admissions requirements may be evaluated by the MBA Director, who may recommend admission to the Office of Graduate Admission. If accepted, the student will be given a provisional admission that allows the student to take only one course during his/her first enrolled term, and the student must earn a grade of B or higher to continue in the program.

Application, letters and transcripts can be sent to:

Director of Graduate Admission - MC2248
Saint Leo University
P.O. Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665

International Students

Applications from non-U.S. citizens are accepted as long as they are able to show a financial ability to pay, meet all of the academic requirements for admission, and have taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All international students whose native language is not English are required to submit the TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test). Applicants holding an undergraduate degree from an academic institution with the United States, an English-speaking country, or from an institution where the language of instruction is English are not required to take the TOEFL examination.

Accepted Students

Students enrolled in the MBA degree program are required to satisfactorily complete a mandatory student orientation program. The not-for-credit course must be completed by the end of the first term. Tuition fees will not be assessed. The orientation course information will be provided by Graduate Admissions upon acceptance into the program.